Thursday, July 16, 2015

What to Pack - Trail Running Camp Edition

I don't even know if I can convey how excited I am to be heading upstate this weekend for the Albany Running Exchange's Trail Running Camp! I'm a tad worried about the actual running, since my back has been acting up a bit lately, but I'm told it's a very supportive place and it's no problem at all if I walk instead, or skip any runs all together.


As part of my never-ending quest to carry less crap on the subway/through my life, here's what I packed for a four-day summer weekend of running, hiking, yoga, and cabin-camping in upstate New York:

  • 3 pairs of running pants
  • 2 pairs of running shorts (one for sleeping)
  • 3 running t-shirts
  • 2 running tank top
  • 3 casual tops (one for sleeping)
  • 1 thermal shirt
  • 1 running jacket
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 1 rash guard
  • 4 sports bras
  • 4 pairs of underwear
  • 5 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair of running shoes 
  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • 1 yoga mat
  • 1 camp pillow (I'm borrowing a sleeping bag from a friend who is also going to be there)
  • 1 towel (oh my god, at the last minute I could not find my travel towel and although I wanted to, I did not throw a fit - instead, I threw a regular old beach towel in the bag)
  • 1 flashlight
  • 2 pairs of sunglasses (Rx and non-Rx)
  • 1 baseball cap
  • 1 pre-packed toiletries bag (includes: soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, contact lenses, hair ties, deodorant, bobby pins, band-aids, and a car-charger)
  • 1 bottle of sunscreen
  • 1 camera
  • 1 cell phone
  • 1 tablet
  • 1 charger
  • 1 water bottle
What I'm wearing for travel: a button down, capris, moccasins, and my real bra. My only worry is that I maybe should have brought my hiking boots for what I imagine is going to be a wicked fun hike on Saturday. But, they are heavy and I didn't want to wear them to work yesterday. I'll survive the hike in my running shoes, I hope! (I was also told to bring two pairs of those in case they get wet trail running, but again, I will find a way to survive if that happens. C'est la vie of a light packer.)

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